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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Shawn Marion hopes to return Friday
By Tim MacMahon
DALLAS -- Forward
isn’t quite ready to return after missing the past seven games with a strained left calf.
“It’s better, but I’m not going tonight [against the Nets],” Marion said after going through some of the Mavs' shootaround Wednesday. “Hopefully I’ll be ready by Friday.”
The Mavs have gone 5-2 during the absence of Marion, their most versatile player, best defender and leading rebounder. The Mavs face the Celtics on Friday.
has done a capable job filling in as the starting small forward.
has taken advantage of power forward minutes made available by Marion’s injury.